A simple wrapper for the NumberPortabilityLookup service of Data24-7. Give them a msisdn and they (usually) give you an operator code. Compile your own list of relevant codes.
I'm scratching my own itch here, so I'm only adding what I use. Feedback and patches are welcome.
For more info about the service, take a look at: data24-7.com/
The usual way you'd do a lookup
Data247.username = "meeeeee" Data247.password = "verysecret" data247 = Data247.detect(31612345678) data247.operator_code # => "20415"
data247.operator_name # => “T-Mobile Netherlands”
data247.msisdn # => "31612345678"
When the lookup does not work due to a timeout
Data247.detect(31612345678) # => nil
This means that the amount of retries specified as Data247.retries have all timed out after Data247.timeout seconds. You can retry at a later time or do something else. This is great if, as is my use case, the lookup is used as a type of pre-selection for numbers.
Note on Patches/Pull Requests
Fork the project.
Make your feature addition or bug fix.
Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.
Gerard 'smeevil' de Brieder
Wes 'Narnach' Oldenbeuving
Copyright © 2011 Gerard de Brieder. See LICENSE for details.